Unruly Crossings: Queerness, Race, and Globalization Spring 2011


Thu, January 27, 2011 -INTRODUCTION+OVERVIEW

WEEK 2 (Homosexuality, Race, and "Discourse")

Tue, February 1, 2011
  • Foucault, Michel. 1976.The History of Sexuality. 3-49.

  • Somerville, Siobhan. 2000. “Scientific Racism and the Invention of the Homosexual Body” Queering the Color Line. 15-38.

  • Foucault, Michel. 1969. “Then Historical a priori and the Archive.” The Archeology of Knowledge. 126-131.

Thu, February 3, 2011
  • Gandhi, Leela. 2007. “A Case of Radical Kinship: Edward Carpenter and the Politics of Anti-colonial Sexual Dissidence.” The Phobic and the Erotic: The Politics of Sexualities in Contemporary India. 91-116.

  • Boone, Joseph. 1995. "Vacation Cruises; or the Homoerotics of Orientalism." PMLA. 89-107.

  • Lane, Christopher. 1995. “Theorizing ‘the Empire of the Self-Same’.” British Colonial Allegory and the Paradox of Homosexual Desire. 1-13.

  • Chaudhary, Zahid. 2004. “Controlling the Ganymedes: The Colonial Gaze in J.R. Ackerley’s Hindoo Holiday.” Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia. 83-98.

WEEK 3 (Globalization and Diaspora)

Tue, February 8, 2011
  • Appadurai, Arjun. 1990. “Disjuncture and Difference in the Global Cultural Economy.” Public Culture. 1-24.

  • Hall, Stuart. “Cultural Identity and Diaspora.” Colonial Discourse and Post-colonial Theory: A Reader. 392-403.

  • Bhabha, Homi. 1994. “The Commitment to Theory.” The Location of Culture. 28-56.

Thu, February 10, 2011
  • Harvey, David. 2000. “Contemporary globalization.” and "Uneven geographical development and universal rights." Spaces of Hope. 53-94.

  • Sanchez-Eppler, Benigno, and Cindy Patton. 2000. “Introduction: With a Passport Out of Eden.” Queer Diasporas. 1-14.

WEEK 4 (Queer Politics and Marxism)

Tue, February 15, 2011
  • Butler, Judith. “Merely Cultural.” 1997. Social Text 52-53 (fall/winter 1997): 265-77.

  • Fraser, Nancy. “Heterosexism, Misrecognition, and Capitalism: A Response to Judith Butler.” 1997. Social Text 52-53. 279-289.

  • Rorty, Richard. 1998. “A Cultural Left” Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth Century America. 73-110.

Thu, February 17, 2011
  • Butler, Judith. 1993. Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex. (Selection:1-55)

  • Harvey, David. 2000. “The Body as an Accumulation Strategy.” Spaces of Hope. 97-116.

WEEK 5 (The “State” of Queerness)
NO CLASS ON Tue, Feb 22, 2011 (LONG WEEKEND)

Thu, February 24, 2011
  • Edelman, Lee. 1995. “Queer Theory: Unstating Desire.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, 2(4):343-346.

  • Caserio, Robert, Lee Edelman, Judith Halberstam, José Muñoz, and Tim Dean. 2005. “The Antisocial Thesis in Queer Theory.” Forum: Conference Debates. 819-828.

  • Reddy, Chandan. 2005. Asian Diasporas, Neoliberalism, and Family: Reviewing the Case for Homosexual Asylum in the Context of Family Rights. Social Text, 23: 101-119.

  • Somerville, Siobhan B. “Notes toward a Queer History of Naturalization,” American Quarterly (Volume 57, Number 3): 659-675.

WEEK 6 (Homosexuality and AIDS: Transnational Perspectives)

Tue, March 1, 2011

  • Beger, Nico J. 2004. Tensions in the Struggle for Sexual Minority Rights in Europe: Que(e)ring Political Practices. (Selection: 40-76.)

  • Fassin, Eric. 2001. “Same Sex, Different Politics: ‘Gay Marriage’ Debates in the France and United States.” Public Culture. 215-232.

Thu, March 3, 2011
  • Patton, Cindy. “Migratory Vices.” 2000. From Queer Diasporas, 14-37

  • Bersani, Leo. 1987. “Is the Rectum a Grave?” October. 197-222.

WEEK 7 (Queer Migrations and Criticality)

Tue, March 8, 2011
  • Anzaldúa, Gloria. 1987. Borderlands: La Frontera/The New Mestiza (Selection: 19-120.)

Thu, March 10, 2011
  • Luibhéid, Eithne. 2008. “Queer/Migration: An Unruly Body of Scholarship.” GLQ. 169-190.

  • Gopinath, Gayatri. 2005. Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures. 1-28.

  • Smith, Andrea. 2010. “Queer Theory and Native Studies: The Heteronormativity of Settler Colonialism.” GLQ. 41-68.

WEEK 8 (Queering Capital through “Culture”: “Aberrations” in Black)

Tue, March 15, 2011
  • Mercer, Kobena. 1993. “Dark and Lovely Too: Black Gay Men in Independent Film.” Queer Looks: Perspectives on Lesbian and Gay Film and Video. 238-256.

  • Riggs, Marlon T. 1991. “Black Macho Revisited: Reflections of a Snap! Queen.” Black Literature Forum. 389-394.

  • Ferguson, Roderick. 2004. “Introduction: Queer of Color Critique, Historical Materialism and Canonical Sociology.” Aberrations in Black: Toward a Queer of Color Critique. 1-29.

Thu, March 17, 2011
  • Glossary

  • Keeling, Kara. 2007. The Witch’s Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense. (Selection: 40-44, 95-117)

  • Hankin, Kelly. 2002. “Badass Supermama Meets Foxy Brown.” Girls in the Back Room: Looking at the Lesbian Bar. 81-113.

  • Floyd, Kevin. The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism (Selection: 1-38.)

WEEK 9 (Literary Dissidence)

Tue, March 22, 2011

Hwang, David. M. Butterfly. 1988.
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Thurs, March 24, 2011

Hagedorn, Jessica. Dogeaters. 1990.

WEEK 10 (Drag: Resistance or Complicity?)

Tue, April 5, 2011
  • Butler, Judith. 1993. “Gender is Burning: Questions of Appropriation and Subversion.” Bodies That Matter. 121-140.

  • Harper, Brian Phillip. 1994. "'The Subversive Edge': Paris Is Burning, Social Critique, and the Limits of Subjective Agency." Diacritics. 90-103.

  • Dean, Tim. 2000. “Transcending Gender.” Beyond Sexuality. 61-93.

Thu, April 7, 2011
  • Muñoz, José Esteban. 1999. “‘The White to be Angry’: Vaginal Creme Davis’s Terrorist Drag.” Disidentifications: Queers of Color and the Performance of Politics. 93-115.

  • Hargraves, Hunter. 2011. "You Better Work: The Commodification of HIV in RuPaul's Drag Race." (Manuscript version, forthcoming in The Spectator, Fall 2011. Please do not circulate without permission of the author.)

  • Manalansan IV, Martin. 2000. “Diasporic Deviants/Divas: How Filipino Gay Transmigrants “Play with the World.” Queer Diasporas. 183-203.

WEEK 11 (Is “Queer” Secular?)

Tue, April 12, 2011
  • Warner, Michael. 2004. “Tongues Untied: Memoirs of a Pentecostal Boyhood.” Curiouser: On the Queerness of Children. 215-224.

  • Mahmood, Saba. 2009. “Religious Reason and Secular Affect: An Incommensurable Divide?” Critical Inquiry. 836-862.

  • During, Simon. 2010. “Completing Secularism: The Mundane in the Neoliberal Era.” Varieties of Secularism in A Secular Age. 105-125.

Thu, April 13, 2011
  • Puar, Jasbir. 2007. Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times. (Selections: ix-xxviii, 1-36, 166-202.)

WEEK 12 (Queer Living, Assimilation, and Militancy)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • Duggan, Lisa. 2009. “What’s Right With Utah.” The Nation.

  • Farrow, Kennyon. 2010. “Unpacking Lt. Dan Choi’s Tricky Race & Class Talk on Democracy Now!”

  • Sycamore, Mattilda Bernstein ed. 2008. That’s Revolting: Queer Strategies for Resisting Assimilation (Selections: 1-18, 29-46, 74-86, 92-99, 296-304.)

  • Recommendations from the “Report of the Comprehensive Review of the Issues Associated with a Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’” 2010. Published by the U.S. Department of Defense. 131-151.

  • Patton, Cindy. 2002. “Stealth Bombers of Desire: The Globalization of ‘Alterity’ in Emerging Democracies.” Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism. 195-218.

Thu, April 20, 2011
  • Povinelli, Elizabeth. 2006. The Empire of Love. (Selections: 1-26, 95-174.)

WEEK 13 (Interrogating the "Global" Queer)

Tue, April 26, 2011
  • Altman, Dennis. 1999. “Global Gaze/Global Gays.” GLQ. 417-436.

  • Berry, Chris, and Fran Martin. 2003. “Syncretism and Synchronicity: Queer’n’Asian Cyberspace in 1990s Taiwan and Korea.” Mobile Cultures: New Media in Queer Asia. 87-114.

  • Leung, Helen Hok-sze. “Queerscapes in Contemporary Hong Kong Cinema.” Positions. (Selections: 423-428, 435-439.)

  • Wieringa, Saskia E. 2007. “‘If there is no feeling...’: The Dilemma between Silence and Coming Out in a Working-Class Butch/Femme Community in Jakarta.” Love and Globalization. 70-90.

Thu, April 28, 2011
No new reading! Final thoughts, summary, and evaluations.